What is the best way for parents to help a child who is struggling with a pending math exam? “Telling them that they don’t have to take the test will certainly alleviate their anxiety, but does this really help the child?” stated Dr. Paul W. Hruz, a medical doctor who is associate professor of pediatrics…Read More
“… And let it begin with me.” The bells of St. Andrew Church in Tipton rang out as Christians of many stripes concluded the closing hymn. About 70 people gathered the evening of Sept. 3 for an interfaith prayer service organized by the Tipton Ministerial Alliance for an end to violence. A local response to…Read More
For hundreds of years, the Roman Catholic Liturgy was, in the words of one historian, “the one changeless ceremony in a world of change.” With the world now seeming to change more quickly than ever, Mass in Latin in the Extraordinary Form seems all the more timeless and transient. “Whenever we come to Mass,” stated…Read More
Jefferson City native Maryknoll Sister Marie Corinne Rost died on Sept. 1 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, New York. She had been a Maryknoll Sister for 82 years and celebrated her 102nd birthday in July. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Sept. 6 in the Main Chapel at the Maryknoll Sisters…Read More
Daughters of Isabella (D of I) Circle #808 from Shrine of St. Patrick parish in St. Patrick held their annual Clergy and Religious Appreciation Day June 27. The event coincided with the 37th priestly ordination anniversary of Father Robert Fields, pastor of the St. Patrick parish and of St. Michael parish in Kahoka and canonical…Read More
An unapologetically agrarian rendition of the Lourdes Hymn rang out from a space usually reserved for livestock. About 80 Catholics were gathered for Mass in the Youth Building Sales Arena on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia. It was the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the 117th annual Missouri State…Read More
In the height of summer, a group of roughly two dozen teen-agers gathered at Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City for a week that would leave them all greatly changed on the inside, many for the first time. This was a convening of Catholic youth throughout the Diocese of Jefferson City for the annual…Read More
Leona Emmerich lived for decades across the street from St. Joseph Church and School in Salisbury. She would go to weekday Mass, and many of the children would come up to her afterwards and give her a hug. “God loves you,” she would tell them, “and so do I!” A long-awaited, enduring reminder of those…Read More
The following is a message from the Jefferson City diocese’s diocesan coordinator of women’s ministry: “Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it.” — Proverbs 22:6 I was in high school when during the Christmas season, mom and I stopped by a resell-it-shop. Upon…Read More
One day at a time. Suddenly, they add up to 40, and you might start seeing a difference. Nationally recognized Catholic activist David Bereit, founder of the global 40 Days for Life Campaign, will share his message of faith-fueled vigilance and tenacity during the Missouri Catholic Conference’s (MCC’s) 2019 Annual Assembly. The free event will…Read More
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